The English Football Association moved to postpone all Premier League games until, at least, the beginning of May. This historic measure was aimed at helping prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
Will we see an end to the 2019/20 Premier League season? Is there any chance Euro 2020 will go ahead? How will teams cope with the loss in revenue? It has been confirmed the European Championships will be pushed back to 2021, as will the summer Olympics.
Season could extend into summer
The latest reports made in major media outlets suggest the Premier League could return in May with the season continuing into summer, eating into the free space left by the rearranged Euro 2020. It is highly likely most, if not all, remaining matches will be played behind closed doors.
It’s not all doom and gloom, however, and there’s a chance the enforced break and play could work in Tottenham Hotspur’s favour. The London club have suffered a nightmare season, losing manager Mauricio Pochettino who was replaced, almost instantly, by Jose Mourinho. There’s been injury worries too, Harry Kane’s progress hampered after having a ruptured tendon surgery. A poor run of form also has them out of the prize places, but there’s still all to play for.
After 29 games played, Spurs have 41 points on the board. They have scored 47 goals and conceded 40. They can be found eighth in the table, seven points behind London rivals Chelsea and a place in the top four. Gaining a Champions League place for next season’s tournament is the aim of Mourinho.
Allow Kane a rest
Fans hope the fixture upset has allowed Jose to work with his players, build their confidence and focus them for what promises to be a thrilling end to the season. It would have also given the special one time to ponder his strongest 11 and work on the tactics that will transform Tottenham’s year.
One player Spurs need to get firing again is Harry Kane. The English striker has dominated the club’s scoring charts in recent years and is their leading scorer this term on 17 goals, one better than Son Heung-Min. An injury hit season has knocked the attacker’s confidence, meaning the coaching staff may think it’s worth keeping Kane for future seasons. No Euro 2020 will also aid his recovery, granting an extended rest period.
Bet on Spurs season
Want to back Tottenham to turn things around? You can by placing a bet on the Spurs season ending with football betting sites & add extra interest to the last remaining games of the campaign.
All major markets are covered. There’s little point taking them in the Premier League outright winner market as that ship has sailed. Bettors will find more to get excited about in the top four finish market. Will Jose wreck the season of former employers Chelsea and Man Utd by finishing fourth?